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By George Santayana

Andre Gide as soon as stated that Feodor Dostoevsky "lost himself within the characters of his books, and, for that reason, it really is in them that he are available again." In "Dostoevsky: the writer as Psychoanalyst", Louis Breger ways Dostoevsky psychoanalytically, no longer as a "patient" to be analyzed, yet as a fellow psychoanalyst, an individual whose lifestyles and fiction are intertwined within the strategy of literary self-exploration.Raskolnikov's dream of the discomfort horse in "Crime and Punishment" has turn into the best recognized in all literature, its wealthy imagery expressing which means on many degrees. utilizing this as a kick off point, Breger is going directly to provide an in depth research of the radical, situating it on the pivotal aspect in Dostoevsky's lifestyles among the loss of life of his first spouse and his moment marriage. utilizing insights from his mental education, Breger additionally explores different works by way of Dostoevsky, between them his early novel, "The Double", which Breger pertains to the fearful breakdown that Dostoevsky suffered in his twenties, in addition to "Notes from Underground", "The Possessed", "The Idiot", "The Brothers Karamazov", etc. also, information from Dostoevsky's personal existence - his compulsive playing, his epilepsy, his philosophical, political, spiritual, and mystical ideals, and the interpretations of them present in latest biographies - are analyzed in detail.

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